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Magnetic Separation News
Volume 2 (1986), Issue 2, Pages 97-113

Optimization of a Magnetic Separator Air-Gap

Technical University of Kielce, Kielce, Poland

Received 28 February 1985

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The paper describes a method of optimization of a magnetic separator air-gap which serves to separate magnetic particles from volatile power plant dust. The method consists in seeking the air-gap dimensions, assuming that the shape of poles is known on the basis of magnetic force field analysis, or in seeking the shape of poles for the assumed force field distribution. In the second case the problem is reduced to solving a certain inverse boundary problem of the Dirichlet type.